Description

Put this together to be my personal gaming machine and I'm stoked so far with everything.

Needed a powerful CPU for some of the games I play (Arma and EFT to name a couple) and boy does the 8700k smash anything you throw at it. Unfortunately couldn't afford a 1080ti but I'm surprisingly really happy with the 1070ti. Because it's basically an under clocked 1080 it runs at 60c under load allowing for either silent operation or a decent overclock depending on what game I'm playing. If you're not going for 4k or VR I think the 1070ti is better value for most gamer's needs, I'm getting 100fps in PUBG with 1440p and ultra settings.

This is only the 3rd build I've done but I have to say I feel like ANYONE can make a fantastic build in the R6 Define, it is a fantastic case for beginner and advanced builders alike. I highly recommend this case if the price is right for you. Also if you don't have an m.2 SSD yet you're missing out, whilst its not going to give you more FPS it just makes everything else work so fast and smooth its like going from IDE to SATA or HD to SSD all over again.

Once Volta's 1080ti equivalent comes out I'm planning to upgrade and get something like the kraken g12 along with mounting the card vertically to show off a corsair AIO on the GPU.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Quiet mode is completely inaudible in my case while keeping my OC 8700k at 75c under load.

Video Card

65c under load with an OC, this card is great for anyone wanting a powerful but quiet build.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Very clean looking build. Nice job!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man its my pride and joy!

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Man, you've got some nice plans! I plan on getting a next generation card as well after upgrading to the 8700k from my 8600k. Really nice build though with a BEAUTIFUL RAM kit. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The 8600k is a beast of a CPU but I get the desire for the 8700 haha. Really nice looking build you have yourself!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

lol I hate you I just got to school and ive jut been looking at builds and now I really wanna play some escape from tarkov

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Glad to see an AIO in push config can fit up front. I am looking to do the same once the gunmetal version of this case releases.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good dude. I'm itching for a new purchase and wanted to see what the Define R6 looks like - I'm not disappointed.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you tried installing the rad to the top? Is therea clearance of the rad and m.2 slot?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I always wanted them up front but had a quick look and there probably isn't enough clearance up top. Maybe with a 120mm width rad but it looks like you'd be pushing on the m.2 card, definitely not with 140mm.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! I really appreciate your post, as I am in the process of a similar build (your mobo is better, I went with the hero) and had a couple of questions if you don't mind. Do you find you can close the front panel with the h150i on push while maintaining acceptable thermals? How are the noise levels? I bought the hx750w and suspect it may be the loudest component, so am interested in your experience.

Can't wait to get the case this week so I can build.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I'm sure your build is going to look great also! The Hero is a fantastic mobo I'm just a fan of the Apex series.

My thermals are pretty good I've only opened the front on really hot days (35c+ here in Australia), I'd attribute a lot of this to the 1070ti though as the card runs ridiculously cool meaning ambient air temp inside the case doesn't climb much even with my limited airflow. I've only got the single 140mm exhaust which I thought might be a problem but it seems to manage fine. If you're really neat with PSU cable management you can fit 2 140 intakes on the bottom, I could only be bothered with one but I feel they are sort of important if you want to be running the h150i on silent profile.

Under load for a few hours with panel closed my temps usually look like this: CPU- 70-80 GPU- 65 RAM/SSDs- 50 PSU- 40

As far as noise is concerned the case has excellent insulation don't worry about the hx750, I very rarely see the fan need to turn on and when it does it is inaudible. Running silent profile on the h150i pro you won't hear anything from the ML120s or Pump, though they do make noticable noise running balanced/performance as the front intake vents don't insulate any sound.

Hope this helps, best of luck with the build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, may I ask how did you fit the 360mm rad in front? I'm having problems with the screws holes because it does not align.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you still able to fit the HDD drive cage on the floor of the case with the 360mm AIO in front?? Nice build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the slow reply I don't check back here very often. There is plenty of space down there but the cage will not fit as it would without the 360 rad.

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It's for overclocking, there's a guide in the manual as to what the codes mean but they help diagnose problems when tweaking your system if you can't get to the bios.

There's a setting in the bios that gets it to display your CPU temp after a successful boot.